Digital rectal examination is a useful tool for identifying patients with dyssynergia.

@article{Tantiphlachiva2010DigitalRE,
  title={Digital rectal examination is a useful tool for identifying patients with dyssynergia.},
  author={Kasaya Tantiphlachiva and Priyanka Rao and Ashok Attaluri and Satish S C Rao},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 11},
  pages={955-60}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dyssynergic defecation is a common cause of chronic constipation; its diagnosis requires anorectal physiological tests that are not widely available. It is not known whether digital rectal examination (DRE) can be used to identify dyssynergia. We examined the diagnostic yield of DRE in patients with dyssynergic defecation. METHODS Consecutive patients with chronic constipation (Rome III criteria, n = 209) underwent DREs, anorectal manometry analyses, balloon expulsion tests… CONTINUE READING
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